Rotary Club prizes local youth

The Rotary Club of Lismore has once again shown its support of local students with the presentation of medals and prizes for student achievement in all aspects of school life, particularly literacy.

Richmond River High School year 10 student Darcy Garlick-Kelly (pictured with Diana Doust from the Rotary Club of Lismore) received his medal for Best All Rounder while South Lismore Public School student Daniel Goulding was awarded Most Improved Literacy at his schools recent presentation night.

The Rotary awards are not specifically for academic excellence but are encouragement awards for students who have shown improvement, particularly in the area of literacy, said the Rotary Club of Lismores public relations officer, Lorraine Ryan.

The Rotary Club of Lismore sponsors South Lismore Public School and Richmond River High School, and further literacy achievement medals will be awarded to year seven, eight and nine students today (December 14).

The general public may not be aware of the amount of support the Rotary Clubs give to youth programs, said Lorraine. Rotary works very hard to support our youth and our members volunteer many hours to organise the programs.

This includes science and engineering programs, leadership camps, and short term student exchange programs between Australia and New Zealand. The Rotary Club of Lismore is the oldest Rotary Club in the Northern Rivers district and will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2007.

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